Almotan 12.5mg Tablet 4'S

Migraine Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

ALMOTAN 12.5MG contains Almotriptan which belongs to a group of medicines called selective Serotonin receptor agonists. ALMOTAN 12.5MG is used for acute treatment of migraines with or without aura (blind spots) in adults and adolescents (aged 12 – 17 years). Migraine is a type of headache that causes moderate to severe throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of your head which is usually characterized by symptoms such as nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness, numbness, tingling, irritability, difficulty speaking, and temporary loss of vision.

Almotriptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist which works by binding to certain receptors (5-HT1B and 5-HT1D, which is responsible for basic brain function) in the blood vessels of the brain that cause narrowing of the vessels and reduce blood flow to the brain thus resulting in the blockade of transmission of pain signals to the brain which produce relief from the migraine pain.

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use in patients having allergy to Almotriptan or any of the ingredients of this medicine, stroke (brain attack), diseases that restrict blood supply to the heart (such as heart attack, chest pain while at rest and activity, heart problems without pain, severe and uncontrolled mild or moderate high blood pressure), peripheral vascular disease (a circulation disorder that causes obstruction of the large arteries in the arms or legs) and severe liver disease. Before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG, inform your doctor if you are diabetic, migraine type which has not been diagnosed or have headache symptoms which are different from your usual migraine attacks such as hearing noise in ears, short lived paralysis of one side of the body, paralysis of the muscles that control eye movement. ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant and breastfeeding women and in women with childbearing potential only if it is clearly advised necessary by your doctor. ALMOTAN 12.5MG is also not recommended for use in children (less than 12 years of age). The most common side effects of taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG are dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Contact your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.

USES OF ALMOTAN 12.5MG

  • Used for acute treatment of migraines with or without aura (blind spots) in adults and adolescents (aged 12 – 17 years)

HOW ALMOTAN 12.5MG WORKS

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is a selective serotonin receptor agonist which works by binding to certain receptors (5-HT1B and 5-HT1D, which is responsible for basic brain function) in the blood vessels of the brain that cause narrowing of the vessels and reduce blood flow to the brain thus resulting in the blockade of transmission of pain signals to the brain which produce relief from the migraine pain.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ALMOTAN 12.5MG as advised by your physician. Swallow ALMOTAN 12.5MG with a glass of water and do not chew or crush the medicine. ALMOTAN 12.5MG can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ALMOTAN 12.5MG

COMMON

  • dizziness
  • sleepiness 
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • tiredness

UNCOMMON

  • tingling, pricking sensation or numbness of the skin
  • headache 
  • noise in ears such as roaring, ringing, or clicking sounds
  • heart pounding
  • tightening of the throat
  • diarrhea
  • discomfort when digesting food
  • dry mouth
  • muscle pain
  • bone pain
  • chest pain
  • feeling weak

RARE

  •  pulmonary vasoconstriction (a condition that causes right-sided heart failure)
  •  serotonin syndrome (a serious drug reaction that cause fever and seizures)
  •  loss of trigeminal nerve function (condition that cause severe facial pain)

Stop taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG and contact your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • tightness in chest or throat, chest pain or any other symptoms that resembles a heart attack

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Try to avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume too much alcohol, as it can aggravate your dizziness.Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.

Nausea and vomiting:

Try to take ALMOTAN 12.5MG with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if the symptom gets worse.

Tiredness:

Make sure you take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol. Try to take ALMOTAN 12.5MG at a time when you can sit down (or lie down) when the symptoms are at their worst. Try not to drive or use tools or machinery until you feel well.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant women only if the expected benefits outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG. If you think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby then consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. You should avoid breastfeeding for 24 hours after taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you experience drowsiness while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

KIDNEY

ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution if you have severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

LIVER

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver disease. ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

ALLERGY

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use if you are allergic to almotriptan or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. It should be used with caution if you are allergic to sulphonamides (such as sulfamethoxazole). Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

HEART DISEASE

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use in patients with disease that restrict blood flow to the heart such as heart attack, chest pain or discomfort due to stress, heart problems without pain, chest pain at rest, severe high blood pressure, uncontrolled mild or moderate high blood pressure. ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in patients with risk of heart disease that include high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart disease, and postmenopausal females. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

OTHERS

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use if you:

  • had a stroke (brain damage) or experienced a reduction in the blood flow to the brain
  • had an obstruction of the large arteries in the arms or legs

Before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG, inform your doctor if you:       

  • have migraine which has not been diagnosed
  • have headache symptoms which are different from your usual migraine attacks Ex. hearing noise in ears, vertigo (sudden spinning of head), short lived paralysis of one side of the body, paralysis of the muscles that control eye movement

Use in Pediatrics:

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is recommended for use in adolescents (aged 12 – 17 years) but not recommended for use in children (below 12 years of age). Consult your child’s doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

Use in Geriatrics:

ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

 

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG, inform your doctor, if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • medicines used to treat migraines such as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine and methysergide or other serotonin agonists Ex.sumatriptan
  • medicines used to treat depression such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors (Ex moclobemide), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Ex. fluoxetine) or serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (Ex. venlafaxine)
  • herbal medicine used to treat depression such as st. John’s Wort

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally takes too much of ALMOTAN 12.5MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are sleepiness, nausea, vomiting and chest discomfort.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Almotriptan
Pharmacological Category :   Selective serotonin receptor agonists
Therapeutic Indication :   Migraine
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ALMOTAN 12.5MG out of reach in children
  • Store ALMOTAN 12.5MG at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ALMOTAN 12.5MG

What ALMOTAN 12.5MG is used for?

ALMOTAN 12.5MG is used for acute treatment of migraines with or without aura (blind spots) in adults and adolescents (aged 12 – 17 years) which generally cause moderate to severe throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of your head usually characterized by symptoms such as nausea, visual disturbance, dizziness, numbness, tingling, irritability, difficulty speaking, and temporary loss of vision.

How ALMOTAN 12.5MG works in your body?

ALMOTAN 12.5MG works by binding to 5-HT1B and 5-HT1D receptors (proteins responsible for basic brain function) in the blood vessels of the brain that cause narrowing of the vessels and reduce blood flow to the brain thus resulting in the blockade of transmission of pain signals to the brain which produce relief from the migraine pain.

What side effects are seen with ALMOTAN 12.5MG?

The most common side effects of taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG are dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Consult doctor if any of the symptoms gets worse over the time.

Is ALMOTAN 12.5MG safe to use in children?

No. ALMOTAN 12.5MG is not recommended for use in children (less than 12 years of age). If ALMOTAN 12.5MG is accidentally ingested by a child, go to the hospital immediately and consult the doctor for further management.

Can ALMOTAN 12.5MG be taken by pregnant or breastfeeding women?

ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in pregnant women only if the expected benefits outweigh any potential risk to the fetus. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG. If you think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby, then consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG for an advice. ALMOTAN 12.5MG should be used with caution in breastfeeding women who should avoid breastfeeding for 24 hours after taking this medicine. Consult your doctor before taking ALMOTAN 12.5MG.

REFERENCES

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3. Gursharan Sidhu; Charles V. Preuss; Priti Patel. Almotriptan. NIH National Library of  Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. January 2022 [Accessed on 26th April 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK541092/#:~:text=Go%20to%3A-,Mechanism%20of%20Action,in%20the%20migraine%20relief%20process

4. X Cabarrocas, M Salva, M Pavesi, J Costa. Ethanol does not significantly affect the bioavailability of almotriptan: an open, randomized, crossover, single-dose, phase I clinical trial in healthy volunteers.NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. Pubmed.gov. September 2006 [Accessed on 26th April 2022] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16995333/

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PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    10 g
    Ingredient
    ALMOTRIPTAN 12.5MG
    Hsn Code
    30049075
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Almotan 12.5mg Tablet 4'S

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